Also known as EEG biofeedback, neurofeedback is a non-invasive, research-supported learning technology to restore balance and regulate brain activity.
What is neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback uses computer technology to measure brain waves and provide feedback signals. This passive conditioning trains a dysregulated brain to exhibit more regular activity to treat and eliminate target symptoms by conditioning specific patterns of electrical wave activity in particular regions of the brain.
Too much or too little of these different brain waves can result in many undesirable symptoms, including:
Difficulty with Attention
Is it effective?
The success rate commonly quoted by clinicians and published scientific research for neurofeedback for specific conditions is 75%-80%, although additional scientific research is needed.
Research shows neurofeedback is a safe and non-invasive procedure that demonstrates improvement in the treatment of many problems and disorders such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, epilepsy, ASD, insomnia, drug addiction, PTSD, schizophrenia, learning disabilities, dyslexia, and more.
Like a Workout for Your Brain
It’s like exercise for the brain, where a neurofeedback device measures brain waves and teaches the brain to make healthier patterns by rewarding the brain when it does so. Once these healthier brain patterns are practiced and learned, the effects of neurofeedback tend to hold. It can complement psychotherapy and mindfulness practices as a holistic approach to healing and wellness.
1. Sensor placement
A sensor is placed on the scalp over the region of interest.
2. Computer Feedback
A computer program is set to provide feedback whenever it receives desired wave activity.
3. BRAIN REGULATION
After repeatedly receiving feedback, the brain will reproduce this activity, even when not in session.
ISNR – What is Neurofeedback?
What can I expect in a Neurofeedback training session?
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About Dawn Gross
Dawn is also the Owner and Director of NPCCS and has more than 25 years of mental health experience. She obtained her Masters in Clinical Counseling from the University of Dayton. She spent 17 years working for Mount Carmel Hospital in both inpatient and outpatient settings. In 1997, she founded Mount Carmel’s Crime and Trauma Assistance Program (CTAP). Since then, she has dedicated much of her professional work to the healing of children, adults, and families impacted by trauma.